It has become apparent over the past few months that many images posted on this site are, in actuality, reposts. While many of you find it productive to point out this fact to the users who repost images, I dare say it is unproductive. It is highly unlikely that any user will delete a submission solely on the grounds that it has been posted before, nor should they feel compelled to. The reposted image is not harming anyone on the site, and for many users and visitors it may be the first time they have seen the image.
Furthermore, the primary function of this site is to make people laugh; thus, if the person who sees a reposted image finds it humorous, then the image is both a successful and important submission for the site. If you are one of those users who finds it necessary to exclaim that a submission is a repost, please reconsider doing so. It does not improve the site, it does not improve your reputation, you do not personally benefit from it, and your time here could be better spent looking at other humorous images.
Now certainly if an image is posted for the 1000th time, it may annoy you; however, merely leaving a comment that the image is a repost benefits no one. Thank you for reading.
P.S. Sorry for no poop jokes today.